Just a day after some key religious leaders in Kenya voiced their concerns over the increase in altar politicking the renowned Kenyans lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has now taken a totally different stand from the clergy claiming that there is nothing wrong with doing politics in the Mosques and Churches.
Ahmednasir who twitted his views on Monday 2021-09-13 claimed that politics is part of religion and should not be stopped as suggested by the Anglican Arch Bishop Ole Sapit and Bishop Muheria on Sunday.
“Politics is an integral part of worship of Allah/God. Refusing politicians or members of the general to talk or debate politics in churches and mosques is unacceptable act of religious sacrilege. Churches and mosques must be centres of societal mobilization and education,” stated Ahmednasir.
This statement by Ahmednasir seems to have rubbed Kenyans on twitter the wrong way as they resorted to reply to his tweet in kind.
A tweep by the name Steve for instance maintained that holy places of worship should be left entirely for spiritual nourishment and not politics.
“Churches and mosques were built for worship purposes. Political tantrums and fights can be taken elsewhere. They have platforms from Monday to Monday. They can use the media as they want. I support Ole Sapit,” replied Steve.
Another tweep by the name Joshua Ndiiga however took issue with the fact the sometimes the politicians take their theatrics too far when given chance to address the congregation.
“The pulpit for all religions must be respected. We cannot reduce God to that level of pettiness where politicians hurl insults on the pulpit and share the loot on the same place. You cannot bribe God,” twitted Joshua.
Those were just a sample of hundreds of messages from Kenyans who castigated the lawyer for supporting such a heinous act by our politicians.
The message by the clergy on Sunday came at a time when most politicians who are aspiring for different posts in 2022 have been going around different churches across the nation to popularise their bid. Will the warning by the clergy men stop the politicians? Well, let’s wait and see.
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